Animal Aggression, Communication and Social Behaviour
This unit covers the reasons for animal aggression, the role that communication plays and why animals have been domesticated over time to become companion animals.
a) Some of the different forms of, and reasons for, animal aggression and territoriality in an attempt to foster an understanding of what these terms signify in the natural world.
b) The relationship between the signal that an animal produces and the reaction that it causes in another animal. Examining the factors involved in conveying information and investigating the role of communication.
c) The reasons why humans desire companion animals (pets) and how they have been domesticated over time.